First you can start your plan from Tajrish Bazaar. Tajrish traditional Bazaar is an old, colorful bazaar that gives everyone a sense of walking in old Tehran. There are multicolored fruits and vegetables that catches the attention. Of course, there are several other things that Tajrish Bazaar offers for sale. Make sure to have some money in your pockets because you will not leave this bazaar empty-handed, everything blinks at you.
Tajrish Bazaar is in the northern part of Tehran in Shemiran resort. It is a small bazaar simulated from Tehran Grand Bazaar. Its construction dates back to 70 years old.
Architecture of Tajrish Bazaar
Tajrish Bazaar is about 700 meters long and has 400 stores inside in 6 floors.
Shopping in Tajrish Bazaar
A variety of handicrafts such as Termeh ( a type of Iranian hand woven cloth ), dishes made of copper, potteries, different types of dried fruit, cookies, saffron, fruits and pickled vegetables, fresh traditional bread, nuts, various condiments and herbal medicines, artificial jewelry, fabrics with all sorts of materials can be found in Tajrish Bazaar. There are also many small places from which you can buy things to eat while shopping.
After this amazing bazaar you can go Sadabaad palace full-handed ! if you are curious about the late Shah of Iran, you need to pay a visit to where he used to live in. you would be more amazed by the green big area of this palace. However, some European antiques and ornaments plus big size Persian rugs may amaze you. The complex includes more than 180 hectares of natural forest, streets, qanats, galleries and museums.
History of Sadabaad Palace
Sadabaad Palace was built and inhabited firstly by Qajar monarchs in the 19th century. After an expansion of the compounds, Reza Shah of the Pahlavi dynasty lived there in the 1920s and his son, Mohamaad Reza Pahlavi, moved there in the 1970s. After the 1979 revolution, the complex became a museum.
You can visit house of Ahmad Shah Qajar, the Mellat Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Anthropology, Museum of Glassware and Handicrafts, House of Mother Queen, The Military Museum, Museum of Artistic Creatures, Museum of Treasure, …
Now, its time for lunch, you can go Darband. The distance from Sadabaad Palace to Darband is just 4km.
Darband is a cozy place where you can spend time and rest there. Eating Kabab (roasted meat) and drinking Dough (sour yogurt drink). Also it is good in summer because Darband locates in north of Tehran and it is cool so you can enjoy it more. This place is good for hiking, climbing and use telecabin into mount Tuchal. The Persian term Darband translates to "door of the mountain "
You can eat your lunch in Koohpaye restaurant. It’s a beautiful place in the heart of the mountain.
On the way back from Darband, you can visit a museum to complete your journey. This museum is located in a Ferdows Garden.
Ferdows Garden is a historical complex in Tajrish. The complex dates back to the reign of the Qajar dynasty and includes a mansion which houses the Cinema Museum of Iran since 2009. In this garden you can go Viuna coffee shop and you can have a perfect brunch with beautiful view of garden.